As a new user of the TomatoUSB firmware I would like to offer a big thank you to everyone who has worked to make it easy and safe to use.
I discovered this site when looking for reasons why Cisco have effectively abandoned their E3000 customers who use OSX Lion by failing to release any updates to their Cisco Connect software despite the fact that Lion has been available to developers for a good long while now. They have released a version for their E3200 router but nothing for the previous model. Ah well, so it goes.
I have owned my E3000 from new and it is (or rather, was) still under warranty but I decided to treat it to the E3000 Ext build. I was a little concerned because I have never re-flashed anything before but I have to say thank you again because the install and setup were flawless. A full reset, a flash and another full reset were all it took to get me up and running.
As you will all be aware, Cisco in their official firmware pat the user gently on the head and say "Don't you worry your pretty little head about setting it up - we know best and will do it for you." but with TomatoUSB, while some helpful defaults have been chosen, the rest is up to the user. With this in mind, please could you eyeball the following just to make sure I have not chosen anything silly in my security settings and left myself open to attack or leachers…
Wireless 2.4 GHz
WPA / WPA2 personal + AES with a full 64-char random password
Channel : Auto, 40MHz
Wireless 5 GHZ
Disabled as I have no 5 GHz devices yet
Respond to ICMP Ping - unticked
Allow multicast - unticked
NAT Loopback - Forwarded only
Enable SYN Cookies - unticked
It all seems OK to me and is working flawlessly of course but I hope I have set it up correctly.